Hats in the Park

Zoom 2018 Hats in the Park chairs Francine Ballard and Greggory Burk

2018 Hats in the Park chairs Francine Ballard and Greggory Burk

2019's Hats in the Park luncheon, chaired by Laura Wheless and Kelley Young, will be held on Thursday, March 21 and will honor Jane Anderson Curtis.

Check back as we approach the date for further details.

2018 Hats in the Park Recap

Thursday, March 22 offered a glorious day for Hermann Park Conservancy’s annual Hats in the Park luncheon, set amongst a plethora of blooming flora in the McGovern Centennial Gardens. 362 guests adorned in colorful frocks and chapeaus gathered for a champagne reception around the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion before heading on to the tented Centennial Green for an al-fresco lunch prepared by City Kitchen. Co-chairs Francine Ballard and Greggory Burk’s idyllic garden luncheon exceeded fundraising goals, ultimately bringing in $402,659 to support Hermann Park Conservancy’s initiatives to improve and protect Hermann Park for future generations, making it the most successful Hats in the Park to date. The event honored Diana Hawkins, who served as a centennial ambassador and generous supporter of Hermann Park’s 2014 centennial celebrations, which saw the McGovern Centennial Gardens, including the Hawkins Sculpture Walk, come to fruition. 

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the luncheon.

Check out coverage of the event below.

Houston Chronicle - Hats off to sunny spring luncheon
PaperCity - Houston’s Stunning Springtime Queens Turn Dressing Up Into a Hatful